A significant number of armed soldiers and policemen prevented an opposition demonstration in Colombo on Sunday against the president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as part of the protests due to the unprecedented economic crisis.
Sri Lankan government blocks access to social media amid curfew
Hundreds of people, led by opposition deputies, gathered in front of the residence of the anti-government leader, Sajith Premadasa, and tried to advance towards one of the squares of one of the capitals of the Asian nation, violating the curfew imposed by the Executive.
Despite the significant number of people, they were detained by police and army troops armed with automatic assault rifles.
This same demonstration caused the main social networks to be blocked throughout the nation, that is, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp, by decision of the Government.
The island located south of India is facing a severe crisis of food, fuel and other essential goods that have caused significant price increases, inflation, energy cuts in what has been classified as the worst crisis in history. crossed that country since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1948.
The government headed by Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency last Friday and later a curfew, after a major protest took place outside his residence in Colombo.